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Central High School Die-In

Central High School students take part in a die-in at the school in Champaign Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. In light of recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and New York, many communities have been experiencing protests.   

Hulten wraps up voting at Brookens

Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten said about 800 people registered and voted at Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana. The next step, Hulten said, is getting same-day registration at polling places.

Lunchtime update with Kacich

The News-Gazette's Tom Kacich fills us in on how today's weather might impact the key races throughout east central Illinois and the state. 'Those last three hours will tell the tale,' he said of the governor's race.

Dave Shaul on Election Day

We caught up with WDWS veteran Dave Shaul on Tuesday morning in his studio for his early take on Election Day, including the governor's race and the choices facing Champaign and Monticello school voters.

Study: Closing nuclear plants could cost state $3.6 billion

CLINTON — A new study from the Nuclear Energy Institute says Illinois could lose $3.6 billion in output and as many as 13,300 jobs if Exelon Corp.'s Clinton, Byron and the Quad Cities nuclear plants close prematurely.

Just One Question: Illinois gubernatorial candidates

If you could ask one question of Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner, what would it be?

On the eve of tonight's gubernatorial debate, we threw that one out to University of Illinois deans and department heads.

Andreas Cangellaris
Engineering

"Blood Moon" Lunar Eclipse Photos

Local images of Wednesday's "blood moon" Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

Local law enforcment joins effort to reduce train deaths

The danger of railroad crossings has hit close to home again this year with two deaths in Champaign County so far.  A new statewide iniative called Rail Safety Week that started Sunday aims to help reduce fatalities on the tracks across the state. Scott Beatty reports.

Trustees vote to reject Salaita

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted 8-1 this morning to not offer a faculty position to 

Lt. governor proposes changes to ROE alignment

Illinois' Liuetenant Governor is suggesting a new way to divy up regoinal offices of education in Illinois.